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A City Farmer, A Chef and A Host


A City Farmer, A Chef, and A Host

Fourteen Fundraising Dinners on July 24
to Bring Together 

Local Chefs, Urban Farmers, Notable Hosts,
and the Public  


On Tuesday July 24, 14 fundraising dinners will take place concurrently at private homes throughout the city. The fundraising initiative, entitled "A City Farmer, A Chef, and A Host," will benefit Just Food and The Sylvia Center's dual efforts to increase locally grown and healthier foods in underserved communities. Each dinner will afford guests the opportunity to spend an up-close evening with one prominent city chef, one urban farmer, and one notable co-host.


Each of the intimate gatherings will seat 12 to 25 guests, and will be prepared by a New York City chef, using produce from a farm within the five boroughs. The full list of participating chefs, farms, hosts and celebrity guests can be seen below, and at


Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite; sample gatherings include:

  • Chef Andrew Carmellini with co-host Ben Leventhal and city farmer Karen Washington of La Familia Verdeat the home of Joanne and Fred Wilson.
  • Chef Laurent Gras with Leonard Lopate and city farmer Eric-Michael Rodriguez of Weeksville Heritage Center, at the home of Lili Lynton.
  • Chef Angel Ramos with Robin Quivers and city farmer Tairena Gilbert of Loisaida Hydroponics Studio, at the home of Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt.

Date: Tuesday, July 24.

Number of dinner locations: 14.

Dinner locations: Private homes in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Number of dinner guests: 12-25 guests per location.

Tickets: $500 per person, with proceeds benefiting Just Food and The Sylvia Center. Tickets are sold via Eventbrite.



"Just Food and The Sylvia Center share the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to farm-fresh, healthy food every day, and that's the beauty of this event," said Just Food Executive Director Jacquie Berger. "Guests will be supporting Just Food and The Sylvia Center's efforts to increase access to locally-grown food and impart basic but vital cooking skills to underserved communities." 


"The Sylvia Center teaches young people about cooking and eating fresh, healthy food," explained Executive Director Anna Hammond. "The dinners on July 24 are a perfect opportunity for guests to join together in celebrating the bounty of the growing season, and the extraordinary people who make it possible while supporting the work of Just Food and The Sylvia Center."


About Just Food

Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers. Just Food provides regional farmers and food producers, CSA organizers and everyday eaters with the resources and support they need to establish and experience healthy food systems - in every neighborhood. To find out more about Just Food, visit


About The Sylvia Center

The Sylvia Center is a non-profit organization that addresses the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and its long-term effects by providing hands-on experiences with growing and cooking healthy food on the farm and in the kitchen. To find out more about The Sylvia Center, visit


Participating Chefs:

Jeremy Bearman, Rouge Tomate

Andrew Carmellini, The Dutch

Laurent Gras (ex L2O)

Robert Gurvich, Alison Eighteen

Peter Hoffman, Back Forty

Howard Kalachnikoff, Gramercy Tavern

Dan Kluger, ABC Kitchen

Kevin Lasko, Park Avenue Spring

Sisha Ortuzar, Riverpark

Angel Ramos, Candle 79

Dan Silverman, The Standard Grill

Bill Telepan, Telepan

David Waltuck (ex Chanterelle)

Jason Weiner, Almond


City Farms:

Weeksville Heritage Center

Brook Park

Hattie Carthan Community Garden

Bushwick Campus Farm/EcoStation

Loisaida Hydroponics Studio

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center

Five Star Gardens

The Garden of Happiness

Bissel Gardens

Taqwa Community Farm

Truck Farm

Floyd Bennett Farm


Notable Co-Hosts (Celebrity guests attending one of the dinners):

Dorie Greenspan

Joan Gussow

Brian Halweil

Matt Lee

Ben Leventhal

Leonard Lopate

Jonelle Procope

Brent Ridge

Eric Sanderson

Robin Quivers

Dar Williams


Hosts (Individuals providing a location for one dinner):

Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Nina Bernstein Simmons

City Winery

Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt

Kurt Giehl and Jeff Ragovin

Sarah and Victor Kovner

Jenifer Lang

Lili Lynton

Frederic Rich

Haven's Kitchen

Amy Todd Middleton

Laura Walker

Joanne & Fred Wilson



Sponsored by: Bedell Cellars, Breville, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Elixir Juice Bar, Edgeware, Full Circle, and Le Creuset.



Participants subject to change  


For information on Just Food, please contact:

Jessica Gaffney
212-645-9880, ext. 232


For information on The Sylvia Center, please contact:

Anna Hammond 




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